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Lantana pilot examiner killed in midair crash over the Everglades

Posted: 1:41 PM, Jul 18, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-19 08:12:38Z

A Palm Beach County pilot examiner is among the victims of Tuesday's midair collision over the Everglades.

Palm Beach Flight Instructors says that Ralph Knight of Lantana was a pilot examiner throughout South Florida. The 72-year-old worked with flight schools from Stuart to Miami.

A total of four people died when two small planes collided in Miami-Dade County.

The fourth body was found Wednesday morning.  Miami-Dade Police Detective Alvaro Zabaleta told reporters that the body of 22-year-old Carlos Alfredo Zanetti Scarpati had been recovered from the remote, swampy crash site.

The two others killed in the crash were identified as 22-year-old Jorge Sanchez and 19-year-old Nisha Sejwal.

Airboats were used to reach the crash site about 9 miles west of Miami Executive Airport.

Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez said both the Piper PA-34 and a Cessna 172 involved in the crash belonged to Dean International flight school.

Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.